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The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball

Book Specification

Binding Paperback
Language English
Number Of Pages 512
Author Roberto González Echevarría
Publisher OUP USA
Isbn-10 0195146050
Isbn-13 9780195146059
Dimension 22.1*2.54*14.99

The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball

Roberto González Echevarría's The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball

From the first amateur leagues of the 1860s to the exploits of Livan and Orlando El Duque Hernandez, this text is a comprehensive History of Baseball in Cuba. Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria traces the arc of the game, intertwining its heroes and their stories with the politics, music, dance, and Literature of the Cuban people. What emerges is more than a story of Balls and strikes, but a richly detailed History of Cuba told from the unique cultural perch of the Baseball diamond. Filling a void created by Cuba's rejection of bullfighting and Spanish hegemony, Baseball quickly became a crucial stitch in the complex social Fabric of the island. By the early 1940s Cuba had become major conduit in spreading the game throughout Latin America, and a proving ground for some of the greatest talent in all of Baseball, where white major leaguers and Negro League Players from the US all competed on the same fields with the cream of Latin talent. Indeed, Readers will be introduced to several black ballPlayers of Afro-Cuban descent who played in the Major Leagues before Jackie Robinson broke the colour barrier once and for all.

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